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Global HealthIn 2009, The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Executive Board recommended adoption of the following definition for global health:

Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasises transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.

The East Tennessee State University College of Public Health has mindfully created programs and sought opportunities for partnerships to focus on the study, research, and practice of global health.  This page outlines these programs and opportunities for interested researchers, collaborators, students, and the community to further explore. 

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Peace Corps Prep Program

Peace Corps Prep is a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

A graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers, as well as Peace Corps Response and Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers.


Global Health Certificate

Global Health Graduate Certificate

The Global Health Certificate is a 17-credit program of study designed to provide the learner with specific knowledge and skills in global health from an interprofessional perspective. The certificate is designed for learners interested in global health. The certificate includes curricular and practice based opportunities, both here and abroad. The Global Health Certificate is open to graduate and professional students interested in global health and is available on campus and fully online. 

Global Health minor

Global Health and Development Minor

The Global Health and Development minor seeks to provide students with an interprofessional curriculum focused on global issues and to prepare students to work more effectively in global settings. The minor is framed around students completing 13 credit hours of core courses, 9 credit hours of guided elective courses, and developing a professional portfolio. 

Field Experience

Global Public Health Internship Scholarships And Field Handbook

The Public Health International Field Experience program is available to College of Public Health undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who have met all the academic requirements to enroll in one of the Public Health Field Experience/Practicum course, have met cumulative GPA or 3.5 (graduate) or 3.0 (undergraduate), have completed the proper applications, and have at least one other student traveling to the same destination.


Global Health Research

The College of Public Health invests in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on topics vital to global health. Faculty, staff, and students collaborate with international partners to improve health and achieve equity in health for all people worldwide.

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